Along with the now-disproved promise that “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan,” came the “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” promise. Yeah, no. Not for sure, anyway.
It took Barack Obama 51 brutal seconds to dance around the topic long enough to finally admit that millions of Americans will indeed be forced to change their doctors under ObamaCare. Even worse? He tried (subtly) to blame it on employers.
“For the average person, many folks who don’t have health insurance initially, they’re going to have to make some choices. They might end up having to switch doctors, in part because they’re saving money.
But that’s true, you know, if your employer suddenly decides we think this network’s going to give a better deal, we think this is going to help keep premiums lower, you’ve got to use this doctor as opposed to that one or this hospital as opposed to that one.”
Irrespective of whose fault it is, millions of Americans will be forced to leave doctors they've trusted for years; doctors who have taken care of them and their children. Should healthcare in America work that way?